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Re: Application and Chrome

From: Kenneth Christiansen <kenneth.christiansen@openbossa.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 12:30:44 -0300
Message-ID: <s2z927d01d21004050830yf9b42de7sf18b7a3ac6d10045@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen <kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Replying to myself.

Apparently I confused the chrome with the browser chrome, so sorry
about that. Maybe we could call it widget chrome to avoid confusion.

But this still leads me to one question. As the floating mode should
not show widget chrome, does that mean that it does not support
context menus?

Kenneth

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
<kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> One of the things that I find a bit unclear in
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-vmmf/ , is the use of the Chrome
> definition.
>
> The spec says: "Chrome - The chrome comprises the visible parts of the
> user agent that do not depend on the content (e.g. tool bars, title
> bars, menus).",
>
> but from talking to people, many confuse it with "window decorations"
> and "desktop area", because they assume Widgets to be applications and
> thus not have chrome, which is what most people do not want as they
> strife to make the web apps look like real applications and not
> applications running the the browser.
>
> Personally, I think we should leave out the Chrome part from the spec
> and talk about window decorations and desktop area instead to make
> this 100% clear.
>
> As there is talk about moving the view modes to CSSOM instead,
> supporting chrome and none-chrome seems like something that might be
> needed instead. One possible solution would be to introduce a new
> media feature such as (application) that would turn on application
> mode, in contrast to browser mode.
>
> The view-mode has use-cases in the browser case, especially because a
> web browser can be windowed/normal, maximized and fullscreen.
>
> On the other hand, the "(view-mode: application)" feels a bit strange
> in the browser case, so it might need renaming.
>
> Any comments, input?

-- 
Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
Technical Lead / Senior Software Engineer
Qt Labs Americas, Nokia Technology Institute, INdT
Phone  +55 81 8895 6002 / E-mail kenneth.christiansen at openbossa.org
Received on Monday, 5 April 2010 15:31:17 GMT

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